Moving Outlook emails from old computer to Outlook in Win 10 system


  1. Posts : 2
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    Moving Outlook emails from old computer to Outlook in Win 10 system


    Hi! For various reasons, I need to move hundreds of old Outlook emails (in the sent-mail folder on the old Vista computer) to my newer (Windows 10) computer. Moving them one at a time is too slow, so I am sending them in batches. I select them all and then use "Forward" on Outlook on the old computer, and they come to the new Windows 10 computer as one gigantic email, with an attachment for each of the original sent emails inside it. I can then save them to my computer in a new Windows folder, and read each e-mail individually, but it's very cumbersome, because *all* the messages now have *the same date* -- today's date -- and therefore they are no longer in the order they were in the original Sent-mail folder. To find out what date each e-mail was originally sent, I have to open each one individually. This defeats the purpose, which is to be able to look them up in their original order when needed.

    Ideally, I would want them to go into my new version of Outlook on the Windows 10 computer, and just seamlessly merge into the sent-mail folder there, finding their correct date order. But I know of no way to do this. I can only save them all as set of files in a new Windows folder.

    Does anyone know a way of either (a) getting the old Vista Outlook sent-mails to slide right into the new Windows 10 Outlook sent-mail, in chronological order? or (b) at least, if they have to be saved in a new Windows folder (not Outlook), of getting them to show up within that folder in the original date order?
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  2. Posts : 2,987
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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    I believe you can make a copy of exactly everything into one file, transfer that file to your new computer, and load that file in Outlook to make an exact copy of all the emails in all the different folders...

    How to Back up or Copy Your Outlook Information

    Also check out:
    make a copy of outlook files - Search
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  3. Posts : 17,041
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #3

    You can just copy the entire outlook.pst file to the new computer and open it there.
    There's no need to forward anything.

    You can find the default location of the outlook.pst file by looking in your Outlook's Help file for configuration files. It's also at Locating Outlook data and configuration files [Outlook 2007-2010] - MSSupport
    On your new computer, you can stick it wherever you want then open it from within Outlook. I keep mine within my Documents folders.
    By default, the outlook.pst is in C:\Users%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook


    Denis
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